Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Think of your body as a gigantic scale. This scale is a perfect analogy for winning and losing weight.If you're slowly gaining weight over time, it is likely that your caloric intake is greater than the number of calories you burn through your daily activities.
Consider putting "calories you burn" on one side and "the calories you eat" on the other side.
To maintain your current weight, the scale has to be balanced. If you eat more calories than your body needs, is to tilt the balance. . If your weight remains constant, you are probably taking in the same amount of calories you burn each day.
These extra calories are stored as fat - on their hips, buttocks, stomach, chest, face, etc etc etc (feel free to add your personal problems in this area).
To lose weight, you want to tip the balance in the other direction, so that there is a shortage of calories, not a surplus of calories. To lose one pound of body fat, you need to record (or not eating) 3500 calories.
There are three ways to lose weight:
1) Increase your metabolism. One way is to gain lean muscle (through strength training). For every pound of muscle you gain, your body burns 50 calories more per day. This means that more muscle you can eat the same amount and still lose weight.
2) Eat less. To lose one pound of fat a week, will have to cut 500 calories a day diet. Less than 1000 calories a day will lose two pounds a week. This may sound like a lot of calories. It is important to know that.
3) Workout more. If only the year, they have to walk on a treadmill at 4 mph 1.5 hours a day, seven days a week to lose two pounds of fat a week.
The perfect way to lose weight is to do all three.
If you increase metabolism, eat less and exercise more, lose weight. It will be easier and less painful to cut your calories drastically or become a slave to the tape.